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EMPOWERing individuals & communities to manage their own CARE

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Lead partner

The Health and Europe Centre


Date de début


Date de fin


Project budget

7 267 593

ERDF amount

4 360 556

ERDF rate


    À propos

    Common challenge

    The 2 Seas area is facing a common problem - rising demand for health and social care services by our growing older population - creating a pressing need to find new approaches. In 2013 the over 65s made up 18.2% of the European population; 19.4% in France, 18.6% in Belgium, 18.7% in the Netherlands and 18.2 % in the UK. These figures are set to rise to a staggering 28.7% on average by 2080. With the cost of care for older people increasing it is necessary to integrate these groups more closely with their communities, keeping them healthier and in their own homes safely for longer. The challenge facing the 2 Seas area is that we will run out of resources if we don’t change the ways citizens are involved in their own health and wellbeing. Traditional services are already at capacity and the present system pushes people to the default point of safety (hospital).



    Zorggroep H. Hart

    Kent County Council

    Solidarity University

    Conseil Départemental du Nord

    Provincie Antwerpen

    University of Brighton

    Canterbury Christ Church University

    VZW Wieltjesgracht

    Familiehulp VZW

    BOONE N.V.

    Samenwerkingsverband Welzijnszorg Oosterschelderegio

    VITO (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek)